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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2003, 01:57 PM
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Hitch Receiver Question

I have a Honda Foreman. I am not sure of the name of the part but where you attach the trailer ball only has a tongue weight of 30 lbs. I bought a receiver and a rack that slides into the receiver. After attaching the rack I noticed that if I put any weight on the rack it is going to break the part that the receiver is attached to right off my atv. Now my question is: Is there a way to increase the tongue weight besides having a friend weld a piece to the axle directly then attaching the receiver to that.
Hope this makes sense. Thanks in advance....

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-14-2004, 08:03 PM
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Re: Hitch Receiver Question

Unfortunately, since the rear axle has to be able to move up and down indepedent of the rest of the quad, I'm afraid that reinforcing off the axle housing might be your only option. I'm not real familiar with that particular quad, but most quads are basically the same when it comes to the suspension set ups, but if it has indepentent rear suspension you might be able to run a brace down from the frame, or from 2 points on the frame instead of welding to the housing since the suspension action would be from the A-arm pivot out. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
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